August 31, 2008

Shipping Up to Boston

We're up in the greater Boston Area for the Deutsche Bank Championship this weekend and the New England Patriots game next weekend. I took a few pictures on the transit up here which was a very enjoyable ride up the Long Island Sound. It began with a trip up the East River past Manhattan and then directly over LaGuardia Airport. From there, I flew up along the coast of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the Newport area and then up to Mansfield, MA. A picture perfect transit day!

August 30, 2008

A Rare Opportunity

Last week there was a rare event of having all three Metlife Blimps in one location as we spent a few days in New Jersey. Check out the slide show of pictures above I took of the three returning to the airport and the movie below.

August 24, 2008

Pictures from the OC

Every once in a while, I find pictures that were taken while I was flying and sometimes they find me. I always get a kick out of seeing them though. Its fun to see the blimp through the eyes of someone else. Plus it reminds me that flying the blimp isn't a dream; I'm actually doing it. Check out some pictures that were taken of Snoopy 2 while we were at Orange County Airport by clicking here.
Thats me landing the ship and putting it on the mast for the night. Special thanks to Tom Bushey who took the photos and contacted me through the comments section to share them with me. You took some really great pictures Tom! I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did.

August 21, 2008

Keeping Busy

Well I've been keeping busy with the golf tournament last week in Greensboro, NC. I flew my first Sunday which was kind of cool. On the other days we were flying exposure over the area. I was able to get a couple cool pictures of University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on one of the days. On another day, I took a couple pictures of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty's camp for kids with special needs, Victory Junction. Really an impressive sight from above; the quick pictures I got of it don't quite do it justice. Now I'm up in New Jersey for a few days till we ship up to Boston!

August 13, 2008

Charleston, WV

A few photos from last week's stop in Charleston, WV on our way to Greensboro, NC.

August 4, 2008

Adios Ohio!

Its always nice being in a familiar place near friends and family, but it always must come to an end sometime. We left this morning from Akron, OH to start our transit to North Carolina. Before we left, we made sure to stop by a few landmarks for some pictures. First we went over to Wingfoot Lake to take a look at the Goodyear Blimp Hanger there. They are out of town but its an impressive facility nonetheless. After that, we flew down over the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. As you can see they were beginning to pack up from this weekend's Induction Ceremony festivities. Always fun to visit the area but I didn't start doing this to stay in familiar places for too long. Lots of places still to see!

August 3, 2008

Beautiful Day in Akron

Its a beautiful day here in Akron,OH. I took this picture before the ship came off the mast today to provide aerial coverage for the golf tournament at Firestone Country Club. Masting here at Akron-Fulton Airport, its hard not to think about the huge airships that use to be built in that that blimp hanger many years ago.